Known as Philadelphia's 1st Junior Cosplayer, Kay Kizzle has been cosplaying for the past four years, since she was six years old. She has appeared at Atomic Con 1,2 and 3. Wizard World Philadelphia (for the past 4 years). J1-Con 2017. Cosplay Invasion 2017. Harley Quinn Day at Atomic City Comics 2017.
Her cosplays include Supergirl, Frozen, Princess Peach, Harley Quinn, Zombie Quinn and more to come in 2018! She’s inspired to cosplay by the fact that she can dress up and be any character that she wants to be by adding her own twist and flare without being judged! Her goal is to have fun and try to cosplay as many cosplays as she can!
Kay Kizzle Cosplay can be found on Facebook and on Instagram @kaykizzlecosplay.
Craig "Old School" Blake -professional artist/director and CEO of High Evolution Studios LLC. Known for the cover art on the trilogy of novels "Johnny & The I-MEN" by Paul Manginero, and "The Flight Of Nedu" by Ken Sagoes. Comic book work includes Evo Comics "Ed Die", "Freedom Unleashed", "F-Man", Mosaic Interactive's "Guardian & The Gratuate", among others. Other art work includes movie posters such as "Sleep Eaters", commercial storyboards, and a long line of licensed pop culture merchandise available on a wide array of merchandise. "OLD SCHOOL" is also the director of the 2018 Documentary "What Lies Beneath", the web series "2 COOL 2 GEEK", and "One Button Joystick", along with hosting long running movie reviews online.
Pixel Lad Cosplay a.k.a. The Blue Ranger of the Philadelphia Power Rangers has been seen at Wizard World Philadelphia, J1-Con and Retro Con, and Too Many Games, to name a few! He will be Morphin' into action at Kid Con 2018! Pixel Lad can be found on FaceBook and Instagram: @pixel_lad_cosplay
The 13th Civil Defense is the PA, NY and NJ garrison of the Finest, a GIJoe costume club. We are a group that cosplays as our favorite GIJoe and Cobra members. We also raise money for not for profit charities like K9's for Warriors, Wounded Warriors, and the USO.
Rusty has worked on production art for films such as the original Heavy Metal (1981/82) ,Marvel Movies that include Capt. America, Spiderman 2 & 3, Avengers, horror such as Night of the Living Dead, 100 Acres of Hell, and season 1 of the Walking Dead... among others.
The Terrific Spider-Man of Philly is no stranger to the con circuit! He's been seen swinging through Wizard World Philadelphia, J1-Con, and Salt City Comic Con! He will be swinging through Kid Con 2018 giving high fives all around! The Terrific Spiderman of Philly is can be found on FaceBook and on Instagram: @SubwaySpidey
Monica Tulay is a well known cosplayer, who has been active in the community for 3 years. She is an experienced seamstress and creates all of her costumes from scratch... right down to the pattern! She is best known for her one of a kind Supergirl costume that she custom made, and is considered by many to be one of the best Supergirl cosplayers in the world. Monica can be found on FaceBook and Instagram: @monicatulay
Previous appearances at: New Years Party Con, Zolocon, Lehigh Valley Con, Greater Philly Con, Wizard World Philadelphia, ACBC, Hudson Valley Comic Con and RetroCon.
Name: 'The Jaded Angel' Draven Blaze
Professional wrestler of 17 years, as of April 2018. Wrestled against stars such as Nunzio, Tommy Dreamer, Stevie Richards, Shane Douglas, Axl Rotten, the Patriot, Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Doink the Clown, among others.
Draven has, and in some cases continues, to wrestle for local pro wrestling companies such as WWWA, AFCW, EGW, WXW C4, PPW, ACWA, and EPWE. He has captured a total of 18 different champions, holding many of them multiple times.
Many wrestling events that Draven has been on were charity events for a multitude of causes, such as to benefit a children's hospital, Crohn's desease, Autism Awareness, many different student programs in schools, individuals with various sickness's and many more charity and non profit organizations.
Besides wrestling, Draven has personally been involved with Safer Streets programs, Drug Awareness programs, Positive Outlook programs, Show Love programs, and Peer Pressure programs.
A professional wrestling tag team that consists of "The Pizza Guy" Frankie Giovanni and "The Tobyhanna Bad Boy" Anthony Colosi. They both had individual careers before teaming up in early 2017.
"The Pizza Guy" debuted June 12th 2012 in a tag match with The Chef to go against Mean Mark Mest and Mike Marvel. He has 5 years experience in professional wrestling, working for companies such as HCW, EGW, KSW, EHW, SSW. Titles that Giovanni has held include, ECPW North East PA Champion, ECPW Shooting Start Champion, EGW Antricite Champion Frankie's biggest match was when he got to team up with Koko B. Ware and Jim the Anvil Neidhart against Nikoli Kolov, and the Cashmasters. Many of the shows that The Pizza Guy appears on are for charities and good causes.
"The Tobyhanna Bad Boy" Anthony Colosi started wrestling in 2011, wrestled for EGW, EHW, ECPW, AFCW, SSW, and Showcase Pro. A good amount of shows he wrestled on were for a charity or a good cause. Colosi teamed up with Frankie "The Pizza Guy" Giovanni in early 2017 and formed The Pie Pounding Action (P.P.A) and are currently in pursuit of tag team championships. P.P.A can be found on Facebook!
Rogue Harley has been Cosplaying for about 6 years now and has been spotted at random Atomic City Comics events, Wizard World Philadelphia, ACBC and New York Comic Con. She is most known for her variety of Harley costumes but also has a number of other cosplays under her belt. Be sure to come say hi to her at Kid Con 2018! Rogue Harley can be found on Facebook and Instagram @Rogue_Harley
Zac Taylor of Electro Z Cosplay was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and resides in Ohio. He has always been interested in acting and martial arts. He officially began training in Taekwon-Do when he turned ten years old. He has been lucky enough to have trained under and with many renowned Masters and Grandmasters. In Taekwon-Do he is a sixth degree black belt, international instructor, national and international champion, world competitor, and class A umpire. He has been a member of team USA multiple times and an official at world championships. He has helped spread Taekwon-Do in his local area through many demonstrations. In 2016 he opened his own Taekwon-Do school (Taylor Taekwon-Do Academy). He has attracted many black belts to his school and loves training and developing students as well as helping them achieve their goals. Also, he is a founding member of ITF HQ-USA where he is the Ohio State Representative.
Zac very much enjoys entertaining people. Through cosplay, he loves to bring his favorite characters to life and smiles to people’s faces. Although he has been dressing as his favorite characters for as long as he can remember, he began trooping with the 501st Legion in 2011. He is also involved with other groups like the Heroes Alliance that gives him the opportunity to do many charity events. Besides charity events he has also worked with some of these groups to help entertain at conventions. He feels it is very rewarding to have helped make someone else’s day, even if just for a short time. His most notable cosplays include The Flash, Emperor Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, among others.
Outside of cosplay and martial arts, he has had the opportunity to combine his skills to get into acting and stunt work. Recently, he has become a stunt team member of Steel Legion Stunts, a stunt team based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been involved with various projects including fan films and 48 hour film competitions. The projects he has been involved with such as The Three Chocolatiers: The Cotton Tail Of Revenge, and Unclean Hands have even won awards for best fight choreography. Zac was recently cast as Nick Knight in the upcoming independent film version of Forever Knight. He will also be featured in the upcoming film The Order.
My name is Eddie Pagan and I'm a cosplayer from new jersey. I started cosplaying 3 years ago. My first con I attended was wizard world Philadelphia and after seeing all the people cosplaying and all the fun it looked, i told myself that I would be cosplaying the next year for sure. My favorite part about cosplaying is seeing the kids get excited to see their favorite characters come to life and the smile that comes over their face. This would be my first con as a guest and I'm excited to see kids or anyone come up to me to take pictures!
NotMargotRobbie made her debut into the cosplay community at Wizard World Philadelphia 2017. Since starting out in June she has made appearances at Harley Quinn Day at Atomic City Comics and Mistletoe Jam 2017 with comic-rock band Stereotytans. She is most commonly known for her Harley Quinn cosplays but looks forward to bringing more options to her repertoire in the near future. Check her out on Facebook and instagram or visit her website for more information.
Helena Regina (Rain Queen Cosplay) has been active on the convention scene for close to nine years, since she herself was a kid. Notable awards include winning the Professional category at Central PA Comic Con, first place at NJ Horror Con, and Judge’s mention at Great Philadelphia Comic Con. She also guests and judges at several conventions.
Rain Queen is known for many of her detailed costumes and her intense special effect makeup work. She is also known for her oversized and often interactive props, such as the television prop she created for her Samara cosplay from The Ring. Rain Queen frequently integrates contortion and her own acting and musical talents to bring characters to life: a dedicated in character cosplayer, one of her greatest joys comes from accurately and authentically bringing the spirit and personality of her characters to life.
Some of her favorite and most popular cosplays include horror outfits (Samara, Angry Princess, Wednesday Addams), Poison from Street Fighter, Kinga from Mystery Science Theater, Duela Dent from Teen Titans and DC Comics, Catwoman from DC Comics, River Tam from Firefly, Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale, and Mad Moxxi from the Borderlands series. Her current in progress costumes include Karen from the Spongebob Musical, Rosalina from Mario Kart 8, and Pennywise from IT.
Rain Queen has always loved supporting small conventions and up-and-coming events, like Kid Con. She hopes that this event will inspire a new generation of cosplayers and nerds to create, inspire, and make new connections.
Jarred AKA The Kid In Me Cosplay started his journey in April 2017 because he wanted to keep in touch with con friends and keep a build log of his costumes. During his startup, he decided he wanted to make his time more meaningful to others by not only dressing up and meeting other cosplayers, but to use it to help raise money for charities. Today, The KidIn Me Cosplay attends cons as both a patron and a guest cosplayer. Currently, his donations are given to the St. Jude
I started cosplay the beginning of 2017 when I joined a nonprofit organization called Central PA Avengers...they dress up like super heroes and princesses and visit kids in the hospital, at their homes, etc. I have a bunch that I wear for the nonprofit but I also have others that I wear to cons such as Maleficent, a female Freddy Krueger, etc. I am a plus size woman and feel like cosplay is for everyone no matter what size, gender, age, race, etc. I love how cosplay can brighten up someone's day and how I can be anyone I wanna be.
Ash Zelda is a Philadelphia based cosplayer with a love for all things nerdy. With almost two years of cosplay under her belt, she’s won awards as Harley Quinn, Ash Ketchum, and Spider Gwen. You can find her where she lives online at ww.facebook.com/AshZeldaCosplay or instagram @ashzeldaa. She is really good at Tetris.
Going by the name Sheikahchica Cosplay, Lindsay has been cosplaying since 2009, with 65+ costumes (including variations) under her belt. She has been featured on numerous websites, such as Kotaku and Geeks Are Sexy. She has also appeared in the Women VS Cosplay 2017 calendar and the Star Wars 40 Years of the Force special edition magazine by Time Magazine.
She is an artist, writer, and gamer, previously writing for the former Examiner.com as their Cleveland Girl Gamer Examiner. She currently works with the Tangent Bound Network as a con correspondent. Also an actress, she has appeared in Marvel's The Avengers, and is the female lead in the upcoming movie Forever Knight by Curseborne Films. One of Lindsay’s greatest passions is giving back through costuming, raising funds for charity, and volunteering through the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, Heroes Alliance, and the Columbus and Cleveland Ghostbusters.
Lindsay believes that CAUSEplay is about the impact you leave behind - encouraging others to follow their dreams, being a hero to those who need one, and leaving smiles in your wake.